Senior Giving Tree affects many

—Ninth Annual event garners scores of gifts for those in nursing homes
CRESCO - “Thank you to the many people who donated items for the Giving Tree,” said Times Plain Dealer publisher, Dan Evans. “Local and Howard County residents are very community-oriented and giving. The items we collected will make many residents of area nursing homes very happy. Thank you again!”
For the ninth consecutive year, the TPD has served as a drop-off area for gifts to be given to residents of four nursing homes, Accura HealthCare Center, Country Winds Manor and Evans Memorial Home in Cresco and Colonial Manor in Elma.
The gifts are used as prizes for their activities and given to those who don’t get much for Christmas.
Amy Norton, Activities Director of Evans Home said, “Everything is very much appreciated. The residents will enjoy it all!”
Allison Pedretti of Country Winds Manor gave a “big thank you” to those who donated items, adding this is a generous community.
“This is so wonderful for the residents,” Colonial Manor’s Renae Retterath said. “They will truly enjoy it all.” 
Administrator Sandy Chilson of Accura HealthCare simply said, “Thank you. It’s always nice to have such community support.”
Some of the items donated included hair care products, lotion, lap blankets, socks, puzzle books and room decor. There was certainly something for everyone!

Cresco Times

Phone: 563-547-3601
Fax: 563-547-4602

Cresco TPD
214 N. Elm Street
Cresco, IA 52136

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